William Hickey

  1. Kirk Douglas, The Simpsons #146: The Day The Violence Died, TV, 1996.     Since its 1989 birth, the yellowtoon family Simpson smashed records for episodes, audiences, and the most guest stars (as themselves or others). From Buzz Aldrin, Glenn Close (Homer’s Mom), Dennis Franz (Evil Homer!), George Harrison, Stephen Hawking, Dustin Hoffman, Bob Hope, Eric Idle to Paul and Linda McCartney, Conan O’Brien (a Simpsons writer made good), Michelle Pfeiffer, Mickey Rooney, Ringo Starr, Meryl Streep plus Barry (and Betty) White! Not all celebs played ball. Hickey was tired of grouches. Douglas was a surprise sub – and grouchy when finding voicing not as simple as he thought – according to his difrector, Veronica Cartwright, aka the voice of Bart “Eat my shorts!” Simpson and other Springfield kids.

 Birth year: 1927Death year: 1997Other name: Casting Calls:  1